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and colorado may decide to legalize marijuana today. >>> here in california, no issue has drawn more cash or controversy than proposition 30. that ballot question would raise taxes to prevent education budget cuts and cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran joins us with more on this costly battle. >> reporter: listen to these numbers. yes on 30 campaign raised about $69 million and the no on 30 has raised about $53 million. as you mentioned, the idea behind proposition 30 is to raise taxes to prevent these education cuts but those against it say the big price tag comes with a big risk. >> the big issue, the big question is, what is the capacity of america to invest through its collective institution called our government? >> reporter: even on the way to vote governor brown took the time to stump for proposition 30. he is optimistic. >> i have a sense that people are ready to invest in their future, which was the kids of california, a balanced budget going forward. >> reporter: the problem for those against prop 30 is not about support for california schools. the tough sell is asking californians to
ago. according to the secretary of state's office. 59% of voters in california went to the polls yesterday. in 2008, that number was above 70%. here in the bay area, just over half, or almost 55% of registered voters cast ballots yesterday. >>> the santa clara county registrar said it has almost a quarter million ballots to count. more than 35,000 provisional ballots. >>> stay with the 10:00 news. in 9 minutes, mitt romney's last minute decision after losing the election. plus, a tax hike, statewide. the refund some students will get as a result. and at 10:45 the vote yesterday that could set thousands of inmates free. >>> striking workers at raleys, and knob hill supermarkets rallied for support. they've been on the picket line for four days. workers rallied at this nob hill store in alameda. the workers are against proposed cuts to their health benefits, and also the elimination of people pay on sundays. one worker said he's been with the company for 23 years. >> i believe in this company, and i still believe in it. >> reporter: raley's issued a statement saying in part, it is
, washington. >> brian mooar, thank you very much. >>> this morning california public schools are to longer in limbo. prop 38 which would have raised funds for schools by increasing taxes on a sliding scale, it has failed. overnight, prop 30 did pass. prop 30 is governor brown's tax initiative. this will increase taxes on earnings over $250,000 for a total of 7 years and also raise the sales tax by a quarter cent for four years. and it will fund public schools and public safety realignments. for more on prop 30 and the devastating cuts that are now avoided, les go to nbc bay area's christie smith live in sacramento with the latest where governor is speaking right now. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, john. this is a big win for governor jerry brown. there has been a lot of anti-tax sentiment in california for years but he was able to turn that around, especially ca campaigning right before the election. he is speaking right now inside the capitol. let's go ahead and listen. >> we had the possibility of the cuts, but schools do they get to restore something? some of them were
of this never ending conflict. the truth is that the california nurse's association is trying to protect the richest contract in its union and the richest contract, for that matter in the entire country. both sides acknowledge that, but the truth is also that hundreds of part-time nurses could end up with no health care at all if the proposal is pushed through. power, it's a relative term for the california nurses association. a total of seven strikes in just over a year has netted little progress and no deal on a union contract that expired in the middle of 2011. >> what we're asking for is nothing more than what we have. we're not asking for anything more than the contract that we have. >> but the contract the nurses have, which includes three hospitals in the east bay, is the richest in the country. by both sides' admission. >> they're very, very well compensated, and they should be. the bay area is expensive. they're the top of the heap. >> just how high up on that heap is up for debate. using the same w-2 forms, health officials say the average nurse pulls in $136,000 for a full-tim
picture right now from the santa clara county registrar's office. here in california, polls will open in one hour. and they will stay open until 8:00 tonight. president obama finished campaigning yesterday but mitt romney plans one more day on the campaign trail. he is going to two states later today and now that he has already voted in belmont. >> more on governor romney's campaign in just a minute but first, our team coverage takes us to chicago. president obama is there this morning and cbs reporter bigad shaban is covering his campaign. bigad. >> reporter: the president's return here to chicago comes after two days of intense campaigning in the battleground states of ohio, florida, colorado, new hampshire and the president right now is hoping for the best as he waits to find out if he will be re- elected for another term. >>> reporter: president obama is spending election day in chicago. he cast his ballot there during early voting almost two weeks ago. the president wrapped up his campaign in des moines last night just steps away from his iowa headquarters during his first presid
including murder, robbery and carjacking. part of a crime spree that started in southern california with his wife, tania washington, and allegedly included a jail break and wounding a deputy. prosecutors say on october 5th, they killed ko at her home. on the same day, they robbed a k-mart in sunol. they allegedly stole ko's car. ended up in washington state where they led police on a chase. we tried to speak with the public defender this morning who declined. but prosecutors say that the couple had no tie to hercules. if convicted, they could face life in prison or the death penalty. but prosecutors say that they haven't decided whether or not to pursue the death penalty in this case. he is due back in court on november 16th at 1:30. reporting live in richmond, christie smith, nbc bay area news. >>> the man in jail accused of gunning down a well-known east palo alto community activist could soon be set free. san mateo county judge dismissing a murder charge against gregory elarms. police say he killed david lewis outside the hillside shopping center back in june of 2010. the judge says polic
'm kristen sze the military is bringing in help to restore power for victims of sandy. >>> from california to new york loaded with equipment and crews. let's look at pictures of devastation to homes and businesses on the new jersey shore overwhelming. millions of homes are without power. pg&e is helping to provide some of the equipment. the death toll is at least 70. people living in the damaged areas are going to need that help right away. it should arrive sometime this afternoon. katie marzullo is going to join news a moment. look at these live pictures. you can see so many homes have been devastated. the weather came up over the new jersey shore. people have a long way to go for recovery. >> reporter: the defense department says it is flying 17 aircraft from california to new york, that aircraft is loaded with power generation equipment that is going to help crews get the lights back. utility officials in new york say they are on track to get the power back in manhattan by saturday. wheels of recovery are turning slowly. look at the line for buses in brooklyn, six blocks long and growin
. california's 55 electoral votes obviously helped put president obama back in the white house for another four years. in florida, one of the key swing states, there were long lines at a lot of polling places that stretched well into the evening. observers say high voter turn out, long ballots 11 pages in some counties and some minor computer glitches contributed to long waits. we heard reports in some cases this is amazing of three hour waits in some spots during the lunch hour. and as of now, florida is still too close to call. >> for weeks the polls have pointed to a very tight presidential race coming down to a few key states. >> ken wayne and heather -- [captioner transition. >>> the winner with a lot fewer than 98% of the votes. and the reason for that was most of the gop strong holds in ohio had been counted and still a large number of votes in the subsqushs and northern ohio, the big cities where there are strong democrat there. so more democrat and that's why ohio was kaldz even though we didn't a 100% of the vote counseled. . >> we do have some more swing states to look at. new hampsh
party on the university of southern california campus. usc police say two people were detained shortly after the shooting, which happened just last night just before midnight. the four people injured were rushed to l.a. hospitals. no word on their conditions this morning. >>> and not far from that shooting three people were injured in hollywood when shots were fired into a halloween crowd there. l.a. police say three people taken to hospitals one of them a 17- year-old is critically injured with gunshot wounds to the chest and the leg. at least three men have been arrested. >>> oakland police are looking into the shooting death of a man at a cell phone store. it happened about 7:00 last night at a metro pcs store and international boulevard. investigators believe it was connected to a robbery attempt but they are not releasing any information about the victim or any possible suspects. >>> 4:33. now under arrest a man who smashed a muni bus window. san francisco police are crediting social media for the help and now there are two other guys the police would like to catch, as well. cbs 5
was expected by the california voters. and not accept it was a local measure to help fire departments what will happen there stations and public safety after major's went down last night " q " to not pass did not pass [ female announcer ] welcome one and all to a tastier festive feast. so much to sip and savor, a feeding frenzy to say the least. a turkey from safeway will have everyone raving. there's fresh, natural, frozen, whatever you're craving. spend 25 and get a frozen safeway turkey for 59 cents a pound. or get another of the best deals around. a frozen butterball, 99 cents a pound. so raise your glass, pull up a chair...grab a plate. this tastier thanksgiving is well worth the wait. safeway. ingredients for life. [ eves ] years ago, i hurt my shoulder drag racing. that's when i decided to take it easy, so i took up hang gliding. [ female announcer ] a grandpa who refuses to grow up. [ eves ] the pain was bad, but the thought of not being a hang glider pilot was worse. [ female announcer ] that's when eves turned to sutter health's palo alto medical foundation. [ eves ] the doctors
denied a request from central valley farmers to temporarily block california's ambitious high- speed rail project. today a judge in sacramento denied a request to halt the $68 billion project. groups representing the farmers say the high speed rail authority should halt all the work because the state of violated environmental laws. but the judge ruled that the authority acted reasonably and in good faith. meanwhile, san francisco's sheriff is telling the mayor at least he won't give up oversight of his department's domestic violence prevention program despite being on probation in such a case. ross mirkarimi told mayor ed lee in a three page letter that his under-sheriff will handle any disciplinary actions involving his subordinates. the mayor and 38 don't want ross mirkarimi to handle his office is domestic violence related duties. ross mirkarimi is on probation after pleading " guilty " in march to misdemeanor false imprisonment for a new year's eve argument in which he bruised his wife's arm. >> the stormtracker has been heavy. with a san rafael getting busy with rainfall, and panel.
at satellite and radar the wet weather approaching the bay area and parts of northern california. we have not seen sprinkles just yet. we have cloud cover associated with the system and the wins will pick up. your temperature is 58 in richmond. 60 in oakland. . we will see a mix of clouds, rain, wins as well. 64 in sunnyvale. fairfield at 65. six and san leandro. a cooler day for downtown san francisco 64 degrees. low 60s cloudy conditions wet weather for petaluma and the bottle. daly city at 62 degrees. your kron 4 7 day around the bay forecast shows drier weather as we pushed in closer to thanksgiving. that will be a sunny one. temperatures in the mid to upper 60s. it will continue with warmer weather mild weather for this time of year as we transition into the weekend. i will have more on your forecast coming up in a bit. >> as we take it to the traffic center we have a new accident with injuries north bound 880 at marina boulevard. expect delays other than that traffic is quiet. the bay bridge toll plaza nice and easy conditions. the metering lights are not active we are seeing top sp
are following breaking news out of los angeles. the university of southern california remains on locktown after a shooting on campus. at least four people are in the hospital. police are two men, they say one opened fire during a halloween party shortly before midnight. usc issued an alert to students and staff. one of the victims undergoing surgery. three others suffered nonlife-threatening injuries. >>> in hollywood three people were hit after a gunman started shooting near the intersection of hollywood boulevard and highland avenue where hundreds were out celebrating halloween. three men were taken away in cuffs. 17-year-old in critical. the other two victims are going to be okay. >>> 3200 nurses in the east bay are set to begin a one-day strike this morning they work at several hospitals managed by sutter health. the walk-out will be the six inn in a series by members of the california -- the sixth in a series by members of the california nurses association. sutter health says replacement nurses have been brought in. >>> thousands of bay area homeowners with mortgages they cannot afford. th
was treated at sutter health's california pacific medical center. [ joycelin ] the nurses and doctors were amazing, and they were like a second family to me. and now i'm back to doing what i love. [ female announcer ] california pacific medical center and sutter health. our story is you. . >>> a massive effort is underway in new york and new jersey to make sure victims of super storm sandy can still cast their ballots. they signed executive orders to allow them to cast provisional ballots. some are set up by tents under generators. and ballots will be counted after the general election. there is a big decision to make about repeeling the death penalty and it is gaining national attention. good afternoon brian. >> reporter: what it would do is pass and give death row inmates life without the possibility of parole without the chance of parole. they say if the pressure is past it would save millions of dollars. they are expected around 5:00 this afternoon but prop 34 would save the state $134 million that would otherwise be used for long drawn out cases and it would require them to work and
's california pacific medical center. [ joycelin ] the nurses and doctors were amazing, and they were like a second family to me. and now i'm back to doing what i love. [ female announcer ] california pacific medical center and sutter health. our story is you. >> the first and our nation, the officials looking to cover the costs of trans gender surgeries for the uninsured we have details of [ female announcer ] welcome, one and all, to a tastier festive feast. so much to sip and savor. a feeding frenzy, to say the least. a turkey from safeway will have everyone raving. there's fresh, natural, frozen, whatever your craving. spend $25, and get a frozen safeway turkey for 59 cents a pound. or spend $25, and a frozen butterball turkey, just 99 cents a pound. so raise your glass, pull up a chair, grab a plate. this tastier thanksgiving is well worth the wait. safeway. ingredients for life. this tastier thanksgiving is well worth the wait. >> and a look at our top story set a:30 additional somsecurity has been added to the area in walnut creek for a wo kidnapped earlier this week. she was walkin
of twinkies and ho hos has spread to california. a picket line formed yesterday outside a hostess bakery, parts of a larger strike against the company that began on friday. in september, union members reskrekted a contract -- rejected a contract offer that contained pay cuts and health care costs. . >>> tow trucks delivered and early thanksgiving treat for hundreds of needy families in the bay area. it's the 15th consecutive year aaa's yellow tow trucks made their way to nonprofits like this one in san francisco. in all, 600 turkeys will be handed out and it's much-needed help. >> we will do anything we possibly can to make sure that nobody, nobody in the bay area ought to go hungry this year. >> by the end of the week, they will have delivered more than 10 tons of turkeys to 26 nonprofits across northern california, nevada and utah. but not all bay area organizations are as important. some are worried they won't have enough to meet this year's need. >> tu sometimes. cbs 5 reporter alyssa harrington reports. >> reporter: there's just ten days until thanksgiving and thousands of bay area
. the california sex offenders charged just as recent as last month you can 5 this registered sex offender volunteering at this school. this allows pedophiles to work in schools without p. knowledge. >> it is a pictoria-it is a betrayal-of the public trust. >> and the players say that he is tougher than a $2 steak. the recent hospitalization of coach jim harbaugh and also in speculation have price gouging at the pumps. a registered sex offender has been cut volunteering on campus at a catholic creek school and san jose. park gurries. was a helping out at a san francis sang francis s. francis -- cabrini elementary school festival last month >> someone recognized this person as a registered sex offender. at the st. frances cabrini last month in unincorporated san jose where someone recognized mark gurries. as a registered sex offender and notified the sheriff's department working. when asked to leave he told the deputy head permission to be there. >> a spokesperson said that the skirmish letter was given but in a statement that such permission is not consistent with the diocese policies in t
about this mission and what it says about the california national guard. >> i'm jessica aguirre. >> and i'm raj mathai. last night we exposed allegations of racism. tonight, more questionable behavior involving one of the most famous land marks in the world, the golden gate. a five-month investigates spearheaded by chief investigative reporter we are. a lot more than a questionable helicopter flight. what's the culture inside this organization? >> it's an arm of the military with a motto that reads -- intellingity first and some say it was a wreckless and risky decision but it's what happened after the flight that members of the guard say exposes the real problems. it's exclusive video showing an ill-advised helicopter trip originating from moffitt field. >> when you watch this video how do you react? >> disbelief. in all my air force training i've never seen this. >> members of the california national guard say this foggy morning produced a clear example of high-ranking hypocrisy. >> why did you agree to this interview some. >> somebody needs to speak out. this discipline and t
. >> and california oil refineries take the heat, with new research suggesting companies mission led the public about refinery shut-downs. we'll tell you about a hearing happening later. mornings on 2 starts right now. >> complete bay area news coverage starts right now. this is ktvu mornings on 2. >> good morning, welcome. it is thursday, november 15th. were gas prices art fistly inflicted? a hearing could race -- were artificially inflated? >> a hearing is taking place. a stunning new report will be presented at the hearing. good morning, alex. >> reporter: that suggestingings that refineries produced gas lynn it's a team that the public was -- at a time that the public was told the contrary. and that was responsibility for the gas spikes earlier. now a state senate hearing will be looking into whether drivers were paying more for gas than they should have been. lawmakers will be presented with a new report that was prepared by oregon based mccullough research. it combed through environmental documents and found california refineries were operating during supposed outages and maintenance shut downs
pepper dine california business roundtable poll it shows similar trends among the props that we just featured here including that reversal of support for proposition 37, the labeling of gmos and this could be an indication that it is in trouble. allen? >> thank you, grace lee. >>> thousands of bay area nurses are planning to walk off the job tomorrow. they say it is a fight for their survival. cbs 5 reporter john ramos tells us the advantage nurses say they have to get management to listen. >> reporter: at their union office in downtown oakland, nurses are gearing up for a one- day strike tomorrow morning at seven bay area sutter healthcare hospital. >> we are going to have yet another strike against sutter. >> reporter: if this all sounds familiar maybe it's because they did the same thing in july. and june. and may. in fact, if you count the hospitals individually there have been more than 70 work stoppages in the past two years. >> for the nurses it's going to be whatever it takes as long as it takes. there's no -- this isn't a game for the nurses. this is life and death. >> repo
and we are at this time in discussion with the california attorney general to determine what the best path is going to be. for us to take.ç >> we reached ilam's attorney by phone tonight who claims it's clear it was a violation. >> we're repeatedly askedç for legal advice, asked for an attorney, despite the fact that the officers were telling him that you would go home in a day. >> to this day, carl lewis still dent know why elarms would kill her son, someone elarms once called a friend. she's hoping a trial will give her an answer. >> it's been very hard onç me because david was my on son, my only child, you know.ç elrarms is still in jail tonight. the district attorney's office says it should know by next tuesday if it will refile the murder charge or repeal the judge's decision.ç >> thank you, george. the airport shut down. copsç investigating a suspicio package found inside a car. this is what we know. police are making a routine strafic stop near the matrix casino. they searched the car,ound a package and called the bomb squad. place say the traffic will be shut down
california tonight where the fbi arrested 3 men and fourth in afghanistan that officials say were planning all of them to commit violent jihad on u.s. soil. 34-year-old natural citizen from afghanistan is accused of recruiting 3 younger men living in los angeles, san bernardino and riverside counties down south. fbi files indicate the 4 were planning to unite at al qaeda training camp with the intent of returning to the u.s. to commit terrorist acts. >> san jose police are appealing for help to get a wanted killer off the street. 20,000 dollar reward now offered for the capture of second man who took part in a string of weekend crimes. police have already arrested this man jonathan will banks who committed the crimes with this man. the 2 are caused of killing 22-year-old the man during attempted carjacking at 7-11. victims friends are asking the suspect to turn himself in. >> justice should be done and i hope the guy gets caught and serves life in prison. because that's not the way people should leave this earth. >>reporter: 2 gunmen also accused of robbing 4 businesses and wound ag
news out of southern california tonight where the fbi arrested 3 men and fourth in afghanistan that officials say were planning all of them to commit violent jihad on u.s. soil. 34-year-old natural citizen from afghanistan is accused of recruiting 3 younger men living in los angeles, san bernardino and riverside counties down south. fbi files indicate the 4 were planning to unite at al qaeda training camp with the intent of returning to the u.s. to commit terrorist acts. >> san jose police are appealing for help to get a wanted killer off the street. 20,000 dollar reward now offered for the capture of second man who took part in a string of weekend crimes. police have already arrested this man jonathan will banks who committed the crimes with this man. the 2 are caused of killing 22-year-old the man during attempted carjacking at 7-11. victims friends are asking the suspect to turn himself in. >> justice should be done and i hope the guy gets caught and serves life in prison. because that's not the way people should leave this earth. >>reporter: 2 gunmen also accused of
. >>> 4:43. the fbi says four men with ties to southern california have been charged for plotting to join al-qaeda to commit violent jihad against americans. according to documents, a 34-year-old naturalize citizen from afghanistan is accused of three younger men. one of the men served in the air force. the fbi files indicate the four were planning to unite at an al-qaeda training camp in afghanistan plotting to kill americans and destroy u.s. targets overseas. if convicted they face up to 15 years. >>> natural gas explosion that ripped through indianapolis neighborhood november 10th, is now a homicide investigation. investigators believe the blast occurred in a vacant home killing a couple living next door and damaging dozens of homes. investigators are offering reward on information about a suspicious white van seen several times near the home that exploded. $10,000 reward is being offered. >>> new documentary suggests a death row inmate in florida may have been involved in the cite of o.j. simpson simpson's ex-wife and her friend. glen rogers convicted of killing whip in florida and ca
, wednesday on market street yesterday. the event is considered one of the biggest in northern california. and we'd like to hear who you would like to thank this veterans day holiday. tell us who they are. send a picture to mornings @ cbsmornings.com. and you can comment on our twitter or facebook page. cate cauguiran sent this picture of her father. she said she's very proud of his service in the navy and all other vets across our nation. >> great shot. >> it is. >>> time now, it's 6:10. >> a fiery explosion in indianapolis levels a neighborhood. why it could take weeks to determine a cause. >>> and tension on the tracks, what set off a brawl between two star nascar drivers in phoenix. ,,,,,,,,,,[ elizabeth ] i like to drink orange juice or have lemon in my water... eat tomato sauce on my spaghetti. the acidic levels in some foods can cause acid erosion. the enamel starts to wear down. and you can't grow your enamel back. i was quite surprised, as only few as four exposures a day what that can do to you. it's quite a lesson learned. my dentist recommended that i use pronamel. because it
legalized the recreational use of marijuana california's governor is weighing in. activists are now waiting to see how the government will react. >> reporter: the tiny displays of inventory, the modern look of the lobby. it's a modern dispensary with a relaxed feel but its owner says it's been a terrifying year. >> none of my staff knows when they come to work in the morning whether we're going home at night or going to jail. >> reporter: now governor brown has weighed in. >> i would say this, it's time for the justice department to recognize the sovereignty of the states. >> reporter: go to brown's comments come on the heels of governors of washington state and colorado legalizing marijuana for recreational news in defiance of federal law. >> president obama received 50,000 less votes in colorado than amendment 64 which legalized marijuana and that should send a message that this is a mainstream issue and they need to get on board with the will of voters. >> reporter: aaron smith with the cannabis industry association says all medical marijuana cases should be frozen and he hopes that legi
california men are behind bars accused of plotting to join al qaeda and kill americans. suspects range in age from 21 to 34, all arrested in l.a. they each will face 15 years in prison. >> it's 6:08. let's check weather. >> the rain is coming. >> we have the holidays around the corner now. we want to clear things out. i think we'll do that. but right now we are seeing showers outside. hi-def doppler showing most of that moisture located in the north bay. we have had about a third of an inch in the santa rosa area already more than that over some of the mountaintops. but some of it spreading south a couple of sprinkles along the peninsula so watch out for that. most of the activity so far located to the north and most of it just some warm frontal moisture. the cold front still hung up to the north has a ways to go before it gets here bringing more substantial rainfall. you can see though the cold front located here in northern california will drop into the bay area but keep that umbrella handy today. you may need it and probably by the afternoon more so especially in the north bay. outside tho
california. the fbi says they conspired to kill americans overseas and in the u.s. and plan to join al qaeda and the taliban. one suspect is a 34-year-old man who served in the us air force in 2000 and 2001. authorities say he tried to arrange for two california men to meet his contacts with terror organizations. >> a man whose watch set off a bomb scare at the oakland airport won't face charges. the toggle switch, fuses and wires apparently raised some alarms. deputies arrested this man, 49- year-old jeffrey mcgann, and then evacuated the terminal. >> i'm an artist. it's an art project. i travel with numbers of them to give to friends, family, corporations, et cetera. >> the alameda county district attorney's office did not comment on why they dropped the charges. mcgann tells us this is the first time he has run into any trouble for wearing his art in an airport. >> you have to think that's going to raise eyebrows. >>> there's a water break. we launched chopper 5. various lanes blocked are blocked. it's a huge sinkhole in the ground at west 10th and cutter. this is a residential area so cr
at the two storms. this first one will continue to go across the californias, we move through the afternoon. we are going to see a bit of a break, maybe a bit of sun and then for the second half this system will start to pull in. let me show you what i'm talking about. scattered shower this morning. expect the slick roads, by noontime we have mainly cloud conditions but we are mainly dry. we have the break, we have rain and snow at the sierra but the elevation very high with the snow above 7,000 feet. by sunset, 5:00 we have the rain pulling in once again. this is the second system moving in to the north bay. if you have evening plans it's going to be wet. over the central bay by 7:00 and in to the south bay by 10. in the overnight it starts to push out. tomorrow morning, sunday 8:00. mainly dry and sunday will be cooler than today but we will be again mainly dry for sunday. the winds right now 14 miles an hour in oakland. 16 in san jose. temperatures, mild. relatively speaking. we are have upper 50s, low 60s outside outside the door right now. 60 degrees for mountain view. 57 santa rose
in the last few years. a 77-page affidavit unsealed today indicates he was one of four southern california men who bought tickets to mexico last thursday with plans to fly from there to istanbul, turkey. agents arrested them last friday. the cover story for their trip was that the two of them were going to go work in dubai in the importing and exporting of perfume. they also planned to receive a wedding invitation to pakistan, providing an excuse to travel there. to lower their profile prior to traveling, the men removed inflammatory messages from their social media pages. >>> a resignation and investigations, all because of a single letter. that letter enabled a registered sex offender to volunteer at a church festival for kids at a school in san jose. nbc bay area's marianne favro has been following the story and joins us live from the st. francis cabrini school with the developments. >> reporter: the pastor here at st. francis cabrini church has resigned. we now mow more about the letter from the diocese of san jose that enabled a registered sex offender to volunteer here near kids. this is
night results from around -- across the nation, california and, of course, right here in the bay area. >>> it is 6:05. it's been a week since hurricane sandy hit the east coast. new york has made progress in getting subways running, good news for commuters still having trouble just finding gasoline for their cars and their generators. power slowly being restored with about 1.4 million outages still reported. yesterday's scheduled new york marathon was canceled so a number of runners actually spent time helping the victims of sandy. >> these are marathoners, not even neighbors, probably not staten islanders. look what they're doing, great. >> people of staten island come out to cheer us on every year. so it's the at least i can do is help them out. >> sadly, the weather forecast is not good for thousands of people who have lost everything. there's another storm a nor'easter on its way with freezing temperatures for much of the northeast. >>> people in new jersey are in long lines this morning to get on public transit. gas rationing is in effect in parts of the state. the federal govern
to suppress violence. >>> california parol agents say they arrested 85 sex offenders during the annual halloween sweep known as operation boo. the arrest included 16 people here in the bay area. agents say they contacted 100 people to make sure they were not making contact with children. >>> efforts to reign in rowdy crowds could be coming in. >> reporter: task force will be going back on regular patrol because there aren't enough officers on patrol. there's already varying reasons what will happen over the weekends. 18 arrests at all, party buses are making downtown a destination. >> we saw a bunch of buses coming downtown, a lot of them are already drinking. >> reporter: staffing shortages are forcing them back on to patrol. >> reporter: yeah it will seem like it's a rowdier crowd. >> reporter: last week we had zero arrests. >> reporter: police plan to cut their alcohol serving hours but he's appealing saying he'sing being singled out. >> if anything happens within a mile radius, i get blamed for it. if somebody steals a candy bar at 7/11, i'm getting blamed for it. >> reporter: poli
. >> is election day what it used to be? new numbers show how the people of california plan to vote with a mail in ballot. >> and reports of a sex fantasy league blown out of porportion? what is being reported this morning. . >>> a provedda forecast. the rain will end soon. not much longer, some breaks in the clouds to the north. highs 60s to near 70. >> the president back on the campaign trail after three days of focusing on the response to sandy. the president is getting a boost in the final days of the campaign. >> reporter: the president is on his way now to green bay wisconsin. here he is leaving about a half hour ago. he will get regular updates on the storm response as he travels. he is largely received praise for how he has dealt with the crisis even from republicans. he toured the storm damage in new jersey yesterday. >> we are going to help you get it all together. i promise. promise. >> reporter: the president gets back to campaigning today with stops in wisconsin, colorado and nevada. romney is targeting virginia. he softened his speech in the wake of the disaster avoiding direct
other cities in the state of california, they've been fighting to keep the redevelopment funds or to keep them coming. if you're well aware, governor jerry brown has wanted to do away with those. reporting live here in union city, bob redell, nbc bay area news. >>> today the bay area's air pollution district starts cracking down on anybody violating burn bans during the the spare the air alerts. before today, first-time violators got off with a simple warning letter. but it's changing starting today. now they'll be required to take a class online or pay a $100 fine. second-time offenders will face paying a $500 fine. >>> this morning's rain helped spare the air this morning. >> refreshing, cool, cleaned everything off. >> meteorologist christina loren. clearing out. >> it is clearing out and leaving behind good air quality. so breathe it in. take it in. still smells like showers out there. a live look at san francisco. sun breaking through the clouds. not by much but still starting to break through the clouds. we'll see limited sunshine all across the board today. this is san j
>>> tracking the storm that's moving across california. earlier today, it brought heavy rain for many parts of the bay area. this is video of the rain falling about 1:00 this afternoon. and while we may be in a lull right now, there is more stormy weather on the way! i am in the weather center with jacqueline to get the latest. >> we are not going to be seeing a big swoosh of rain like earlier today. but these spotty showers offshore, that's what we're going to see. [ laughter ] >> exactly where the wet weather is going to hit, that's a tricky situation. you can see it offshore right now, satellite and radar, how do have these areas of spotty rain. this spotty cloud pattern. mostly clear skies out there right now. look at all this rain moving through the northern california area, moving into the bay area through the overnight hours and also into tomorrow morning. spotty showers will be what you can expect. and very chilly temperatures! already conditions in the 30s! temperatures near freezing in the bay area tomorrow morning. and a chance of thunderstorms in the forecast pre
in california. >> reporter: there is a new report that shows the bay area's job market could grow faster than the state of california and the nation over the next two years, but our economic growth could go downhill with this looming fiscal cliff. >> right now, if congress fails to come to an agreement on an overall deficit reduction package by the end of the year, everybody's taxes will automatically go up on january 1 january 1st. everybody's. >> reporter: just hours ago the president warned lawmakers the deadline is approaching. economists say the fiscal cliff could throw the economy back into a recession. both republicans and democrats emphasize compromise. >> this is an opportunity for the president to lead. this is his moment to engage the congress and work towards a solution that can pass both chambers. >> reporter: the cliff is automatic tax hikes that could kick in by the end of the year. the average american family will pay between 2 and $3000 in additional taxes. 12,000 government programs will see cults and unemployment is expected to -- cuts and unemployment is expected to climb
of the california highway patrol. the cell phone law has been on the books since 2008, and the no texting law since 2009, but in some parts of the bay, it's completely ignored. >> your driver's license and registration and insurance. you're being stopped for the hands-free law. >> aparticipantly the driver had an emergency in his mind. >> okay. what kind of emergency was it? . >> well, i have -- i have a restaurant, and i have a gigantic week. >> let's have a chat with him. >> how are you doing. >> i'm good. >> not good day. >> where are you from. >> i'm with channel 4. >> channel 4. >> yes, sir. i do a semth called people behaving badly. >> yeah. bleep bleep bleep. how's that? bleep. they put me on tv for a ticket. >> when i asked him his name, he told me it was. >> elmer fudd. >> well, elmer wasn't the only one caught. this lady was so engrossed in her phone, she never saw me walk up to her window. >> roll your window down. why are you on your cell phone? every day i see people on their phones like there was never a law passed. >> why are you on your phone. >> i'm not. >> you were. >> i picked it
today, people here have heard that there are utility trucks being flown in from california on military aircraft. and they are actually quite happy to hear that the cavalry is coming. live in stafford township, i'm alison harmelin, dana, back to you. >> thank you. >>> as she just touched on in her story, we want to expand on. in new york, tempers are flaring as people try to get on with their lives because gasoline is hard to get. there's no power in many areas to keep the pumps working. and some lines are three hours long. buses resumed service today and were crammed tight. crews are work overtime to pump water out of the city and some subway tunnels flooded since sandy hit. >> think about it this way. water is water. we take pumps, we pump it out, and put it back where it came from and hopefully it's gone in a few days. >> new york's power company says it is on track to restore power to a quarter million homes in manhattan by saturday. >>> air force bases in california coordinating a massive airlift to help with hurricane relief efforts. today a c-17 cargo plane took off from travis a
going without contract. >>> items found on a man from southern california could have been used as a triggering document. his boots were too sizes too large for his feet and had a hidden component. mcgallen said he was -- >>> busted at a fancy steak house. what officers forced his friends to do before they could leave 789 . -- before they could leave. >> a lawsuit was filed today against a well known comedian because of what he's accused of doing to a fan earlier today in oakland. cat williams is performing tonight, jana katsuyama, we're learning more about these charges. >> reporter: he has not taken the stage yet. one fan says he severely beat him friday night. >> if you have your tickets please proceed to the right. >> reporter: tonight cat williams drew more than 10,000 fan in oracle arena. many knew he had been arrested in oakland. >> i was worried that i would not be able to make this show. >> he might have a hot head but he's funny. >> reporter: delvon davis says that mummon severely beat him outside the court. today the teen's attorney pamela price announced that they'r
california just like she has for 19 years only this was her final report. >> hello i'm belva davis. >> reporter: tonight she faced the camera with the same composure and dignity that she brought to journalist a peer that spanned five -- journalist career that spanned five decade. >> i turned 80 years, i think i set a world record. i could do it until i was 100 if they would let me and i could remember my name. but i know that's not possible. >> reporter: she closed tonight's show interviewing her friend angelou. the topic, friendship. >> i had no college degree, i had no experience and how did it make it? i realized it was because of friend. >> reporter: her retirement means more time with friends, family and her husband retired camera man bill moore. >> to travel, to spend some time together, enter and remove some of the stress from television. >> i think i will still concede to hear her voice in my ears saying, you know what about those people who aren't being heard or you know what about the people who are poor. >> reporter: along with dozens of awards, davis also wrote a book c
are fully funding california's promise to its youth. >> reporter: the regents meeting is still going on. but a number of students have already left. they've headed to similar rallies over in san francisco and there's another big rally today at noon at uc berkeley. reporting live in san francisco, christie smith, nbc bay area news. >>> fire crews say they now know what started an overnight fire in san francisco's castro neighborhood. the call came in after 2:00 this morning at a three-story victorian home on noe street, two blocks north of market street. firefights say it was all started by a wall heater. flames spread to the entryway of that home which had been converted into six apartments. firefighters were able to keep the flames from spreading. but the smoke did force a temporary evacuation of all 12 residents. >> a mess inside now. water and the walls, ceilings have been knocked down. but all in all, i think everybody came out safely. >> we can tell you only one of the apartments sustained any serious damage. the people that lived there were allowed back in about an hour ago. >>> a
of the names is former southern california congresswoman, jane harmon. she is a democrat who was a ranking member of the house intelligence committee. she resigned from her post last year to be head of the woodrow wilson center. >> a woman who mosted comments about the president said she is not a racist. after the election the 22-year- old posted on her facebook page a racial slur and the words, maybe he will get assassinated this term. she delete that message and later said she was stating her opinion. her employer has fired her. the case has been turned over to the secret service. >>> some are now returning to restore the jersey shore nearly two weeks after sandy, those who used to live in the area got to return home for the first time yesterday. they were taken by bus to their former homes in seaside heights where they had an hour to pack what they could. some of them say they were not prepared for what they saw. >> you have a list and you are prepared to get what you want but you -- you spend like -- 15 minutes just devastated, just trying to look to see what's on the floor. >> repor
. satellite and radar shows where that system is in relation to the rest of northern california. as a resume in taking a look at the san francisco bay area, showers still passing through. we will take it got to storm trochophore. the green on your screen indicates light rain for the most part. heavier rain fell to the overnight hours. sprinkles right now in downtown san francisco of course you will need to use your windshield wipers. this is not a big rain maker at least not anymore. we are just seeing some showers on the back in. i do want to assume a neighborhood by neighborhood. we are trying out for santa rosa, rommel park. as we take it to napa and shall have passed to their however slight frame for american canyon. as we take it down to san raphael the showers are starting to push through. that are crossing the richmond san rafeal bridge over to the east bay we see moderate rainfall over concord highway 4 and 242. taking a look at oakland alameda and piedmont agreed on your screen indicate light rain. it is going to write for the rest of the morning. it will become more spotty as we he
. meanwhile the governing board of california state university has also heeded the plea from governor brown to postpone to was in height. the proposed fees are intended to improve the graduation rate and free classrooms is for 18,000 new students by charging a super senior feat. students who have accumulated 160 units would have been charged a per unit feat. governor brown says the cost should be controlled and not pass a law to students. >> the dow jones industrial average is down a point. sit-in at 12,00749. facebook shares on the rise of 10% of $2 per share. >> now to the latest of the scandal surrounding former cia director david petreas. we learned that he will testify on a congressional hearing on libya despite resigning after having an affair with his biographer paul brought well.broadwell. shd harassing the mills to eight woman that she saw as a romantic rival. possible evidence that there was another affair gondwan. presidet obama is expected make his comments on the federal investigation involving wetreas. >> and nancy pelosi is telling in the new session of congress that she will
frustration amplified after learning the california highway patrol conducted no investigation after the bus drivers exposed critical problems. >> do you feel the california highway patrol let you, the drivers and the students down? oh, yeah, definitely. they sure did. when you transport special needs children. you let us down big time. >> reporter: the decision to fire you, what does it say about durham in. >> they don't care. they just wanted me out. because i supposedly lied. i didn't lie. you have the proof right there, tony. i want my job back. i want to go back and see my children that i transport every day and that they miss me. they call me miss lorraine. some of them call me mama. mama lorraine.wn >> in the letter to ramirez she said she was fired for violating company policy. ramirez was told if she talks to nbc bay area again she would be fired. for the record she did not talk again until after she was fired. if you have a tip for an investigative unit call 888-996-tips or send an e-mail to the unit at nbc bay area.com. >>> the recent rain and cooler temperatures mean an end to t
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